It’s not just about creating dashboards!
Tableau stands beside Google Data Studio and Power BI on the list of the most popular data visualization tools on the market. The platform is one of the top 10 software players in this segment in the last few years.
The main focus of Tableau is easy data visualization and the tool makes it simple to create beautiful dashboards with a drag-and-drop interface. The tricky part tends to come in the beginning when users need to deal with setting up data inputs. Even though we tend to simply focus on data visualization, this is only the final part of your data management process. Without an efficient routine to handle data inputs, the generation of your reports can become a time-consuming nightmare.
One of the biggest trouble makers can be a custom-built data pipelines. Why? Because they require hiring a developer who builds your data pipelines which tend to be one-time solutions, hardly adaptable to your changing needs. Once your needs change, your system is suddenly rendered out-of-date and you’ll need to rebuild the whole pipeline with additional costs and wasted time. Another aspect is that many APIs are updated quite often and with the absence of comprehensive development, your data inputs can stop working properly. There is also the issue of maintenance and if your developer leaves the company, you must transfer the responsibility to a new party since all of his knowledge about the system is gone you’re forced to start the process over from the ground up.
So how can you build your company’s data management processes on stable foundations?
In order to simplify your data journey and easily change the current data structure of your inputs without the need for external developers and additional costs, you can use a reliable, secure and user-friendly data integration platform. A clear new trend is the use of a managed service with up-to-date interfaces, built-in proactive monitoring, and flexible architecture. With such a tool, once your needs change you can easily add a new data source, reconfigure data structures and setup all of your data outputs using a friendly user interface. On the data destination side, you can also easily switch from one BI tool or data warehouse to another. The crucial value is that you can manage all your processes from one place via one platform – a single place for your data management. Having everything managed with one tool makes the entire process much more organized and frictionless. Dataddo can connect all of your data sources with your BI tools, dashboarding apps and data storage solutions and you don’t need to write a single line of code.